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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Aug 24, 2016 18:42 IST

1. Construction activities to spike after BMC approves high-rises in coastal areas

The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporations (BMC) largess to the builders by approving high rises in the coastal area is expected to give a huge spurt to the construction activity in the city. Read

2. Monsoon no deterrent for fliers in ‘lean’ July

In a deviation from old flying trends, domestic flights recorded 84% packed capacity in July. The month is usually considered a lean travel period as it falls right after the summer vacation and sees heavy rainfall. Read

3. Maharashtra RTOs abruptly stop vehicle registration and fitness renewal

Without either an agitation by staffers or a directive from higher authorities, registration of new vehicles was abruptly stopped at all the regional transport offices (RTO) across the state, along with renewal of fitness certificates for vehicles on Wednesday. Read

4. State contemplating new scheme for fleet taxi operators

Maharashtra government is contemplating a new scheme for fleet taxi operators in the city, the Bombay high court was told. Read

5. Thane police ups security, monitors mandals ahead of Dahi Handi

The Thane police have fastened their belt to keep a watchful eye on the events organised by the Dahi Handi mandals to ensure that the Supreme Court guidelines are followed. The apex court has restricted the age limit of participants to 18 years and the height of human pyramids to 20 feet. Read